Archive for June 1st, 2016

Donald’s Rant

Commentary watched on the flat screen yesterday the entire Donald Trump rant on the media live on CNN. He called ABC reporter Tom Llamas a “sleaze” and CNN’s Jim Acosta a “real beauty” in a derogatory tone. Both Llamas and Acosta are Latino and both Cuban-American.   Trump has already gone after Univision’s Jorge Ramos. Remember “go back to Univision?” Trump definitely has a thing about Latinos and Latinos get it. He does not like us. ¡Dale gas! Donald! Keep pi__ing off nuestra gente.

And this:

ANTONIO ARELLANO ‏@AntonioArellano 19m19 minutes ago View translation

North Korea endorses @realDonaldTrump

Who leads the ’Stros in RBIs?

I have been voting in presidential elections since Nixon versus McGovern. I think I can say I could probably have hung out with all the candidates. I could have watched a baseball game with Richard Nixon or W. I could have had lunch with Ronald Reagan and talk movies. I could have had dinner with Bob Dole and have him tell me stories about his days in the Senate. I could have watched a football game with Gerald Ford. I would not want to hang with Donald Trump. He is not a good guy and I am being kind in my selection of words to describe him.

I just saw this:

Miya Shay ‏@miyashay 34s35 seconds ago

Mayor @SylvesterTurner appears annoyed with @HoustonChron for story about @HoustonPolice Chief search. #houcouncil

This is from today’s Chron:

“I am not going to conduct this (search) process in the media,” Turner said via email Friday. “I didn’t do that with the searches for a new city attorney, the Flood Czar, the Education Director and other positions within my administration. My goal is to find the best candidate for the job and you don’t get the best candidate when the search is conducted in the media, especially if the publicity could endanger an applicant’s current position. It will be done on my time line. In the meantime, HPD is operating quite well under the very capable leadership of Acting Police Chief Martha Montalvo.”

Then these:

Mike Morris ‏@mmorris011 16m16 minutes ago

Turner: “Elected officials are not the only ones with agendas. Let’s be careful about what we read.” Reaction to:


Rebecca Elliott Retweeted

Matt Schwartz ‏@SchwartzChron 5m5 minutes ago

Matt Schwartz Retweeted Mike Morris

Story appears to have struck a surprising nerve.


What is that all about? Interesting.

Some want transparency. Some don’t.  Transparency always wins though.

I fully expect a Chron E-Board take on this in the very near future.

Speaking of, Bill King put out a take on the H-Town City budget. Hey, Bill knows more about the city budget than anyone I know.

“Roots” is a TV classic that came out in 1977. It does not need to be remade.

How about those ‘Stros!

From Tags:

The first American League voting update for the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot was released Tuesday, and Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is the early leader to start his second consecutive All-Star Game. Altuve, who made his first start last year, leads all AL second baseman with 624,218 votes, ahead of Omar Infante of the Royals (473,205).

Meanwhile, Carlos Correa ranked fourth among AL shortstops with 304,997 votes, behind Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox (598,847), Alcides Escobar of the Royals (593,218) and Troy Tulowitzki of the Blue Jays (325,949).

How about this tweet:

Jake Kaplan ‏@jakemkaplan 2m2 minutes ago

The Astros are 7-1 since moving George Springer to the leadoff spot

Spinger of course leads the team with 33 RBIs.

We went 17-12 in May. We have won 7 of our last 8. We got Dollar Dogs this evening at The Yard as our four game series with the D-Backs resumes.

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